How to Handle a Teenage Breakup by charleshogue

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									 How to Handle a Teenage
         Breakup




Breaking up hurts. You love and care for someone only to have the relationship end
suddenly. You feel shattered and don't know what to do. As much as it hurts, you will get
through this. Follow these tips to handle a teenage breakup and get back on your feet.


Instructions

   o           1
             Believe you will be okay. You're a strong person and you can handle this. It
             hurts but you'll make it. Just believe in yourself. It seems intense and
             overwhelming when you are in the middle of a breakup but those feelings
             will pass with time.
  o         2
          Let it hurt. Let it all out. Bottling up your feelings inside will only make things
          hurt longer. It's normal to feel this way. It will get easier and it's okay to be
          sad. Listen to your favorite sad songs and let it all out.


  o         3
          Talk to friends or to a trusted adult. Seek comfort and advice. You don't
          have to go through this alone. Many people care about you and want to
          help you.


  o         4
          Comfort yourself. You're hurting and you deserve to be pampered. Give
          yourself time to grieve. You have suffered a loss.


  o         5
          Be true to yourself. You may feel like it's your fault and you want to change
          but you don't need to change. Sometimes people just break up and there's
          nothing you could do to change that. You're fine just the way you are.


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          Keep busy. Find new interests after giving yourself time to grieve. Work
          some extra hours or find a new job. Keeping busy helps time go faster and
          keeps your mind off your loss.


  o         7
          Treat yourself. Go shopping, see a movie or have a long bubble bath. You
          deserve something special. Be your own best friend and treat yourself well.


Tips & Warnings
         Give yourself time to heal.

         Don't blame yours elf. You're not a failure. This is a normal part of life.

         Get help if you feel depressed for more than a few days.

         Get help right away if you have thoughts of hurting yourself.

         Stay away from drugs and alcohol. They just make things worse.

								
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